How to organize a charter bus to the Stop the Frack Attack Rally on July, 28

Find a bus:

Go to www.busrates.com and put in your zip code. It will give you a list of bus companies in your area. Call around to get the best price, and reserve the bus.

Collect money to pay for the bus:

Go to http://www.crowdrise.com/StoptheFrackAttack728, and click the “Fundraise for this event” button on the right-hand side of the screen.

When prompted, click to “Create a new team” – you will have to to sign up as yourself in order to do this.

Name your team “Bus from Akron” or wherever you are coming from. Include the details about the cost per person and when the bus will be leaving/arriving in the “About your team” section.  It’s important to charge 10% more for the bus than it actually costs, since the site charges a small transaction fee for each contribution.  So, if the bus is $30 a person, please charge $33. 

Put the total amount you want to raise for the bus in the “amount of money you hope to raise” section.

You should also pick a specific URL for your team, like http://www.crowdrise.com/frackattackpittsburgh, so that when you are spreading the word, it makes it easy for people to find your bus. 

Spread the word:

Email and call friends and neighbors who you think may want to come, send the URL out to listservs and others in your community. Post it on your Facebook page, and on the Stop the Frack Attack Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/stopthefrackattack

Once your bus is full, contact Lauren or Robby (lpagel@earthworksaction.org or rdiesu@earthworksaction.org), give us the bus company contact info, and we will pay the bus for you.